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JAIL FOR ONE ILLEGAL RACER, PROBATION FOR OTHER RACER "FRM GOOD FAMILY"

A sales account manager, Malaysian Sugath Lum Wai Yuen, 30 was sentenced to jail for two weeks, fined $1,500 and banned from driving for a year for taking part in an illegal race along Seletar Link in July 2015.

Last month, the other racer, Jandej Goh (now 21 years old) received a probation sentence for participating in the same race. As Goh "comes from a good family", he was placed under supervised probation - he has to remain indoors from 11pm to 6am.

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S'POREAN MINORITY: WE EXPERIENCE RACISM ALL THE TIME BECAUSE OF CHINESE PRIVILEGE

I REALLY don't understand why when an Indian person talks about racism, Chinese people cannot just shut up and listen. You guys don't experience the same bullshit we do. Have you ever had someone cover their nose when u enter the train? Or change seat in the train because they didn't was to seat with you? Make fun of your skin colour in school, tell their kids to check their wallet and stand closer to them in the lift as though I'm going to steal shit, not be able to go for certain roles or audition because they always ask for fair skin or Chinese, or not be able to rent a room because so many of the ads say NO INDIAN.

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TAMPINES 1 HAS A RIGHT TO REJECT ANY BUSINESS PROPOSAL THAT DON'T FIT THEIR IMAGE

If an event organizer hosting a Hari Raya event in Geylang Serai rejected a business proposal for a Bak Kwa appreciation stall, I wouldn’t call that Racism (not because you can’t be racist towards a majority group because you can) but because a Bak Kwa appreciation stall is not fitting with a Hari Raya themed event.

We have to take into account that we know nothing about this “Malay Roadshow” and how inclusive it is to the other ethnic groups in Singapore. Does it have a Malay speaking Emcee, is it’s main target audience going to be mainly Malay, is it By Malays for Malays and if this was the case then perhaps a location in Geylang Serai might be more fitting as this is where their Target Audience would frequent.

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MRT RESERVED SEATING IS NOT AN "ENTITLEMENT", I PAY THE SAME FARE TOO

I've always wanted to express my views about this issue that is ever so present in this society. What I cannot grasp is how people do not understand that we have our own points of views and you have to be okay with that - you can reject feeling the same way as someone but you cannot stop them from feeling the way they do. I pay the same amount of fare, if not more than you. I refuse to pay that much and still be denied a seat when I am seating.

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RI ELITIST MINDSET REPRESENTS EVERYTHING THAT IS WRONG WITH SINGAPORE

I like that when you talk about equity you have to talk about its worst possible version. I think the Singaporean definition of equality is equal opportunity for all. That however just isn't true and yes the current system works very well.....FOR YOU. You are Chinese,male, straight(I am guessing) and from a well to do family you are privileged is every sense of the word an I suggest you keep your privilege in check.

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RACISM & PREJUDICE IS VERY MUCH ALIVE IN SINGAPORE

Contrary to popular belief and most of what you learn in social studies not all races are treated equally in Singapore. Privilege and prejudice are very much alive in Singapore. Just because we aren’t burning each other for being of a different race doesn’t mean we are clean from the ugly reality of racism. Just do a quick search of rooms for rent and you will see the words “Chinese preferred“ and “no Indian” all over their websites.

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